MISC — 17 July 2012

US athletes in the 2012 London Summer Olympics were quick to take to Twitter to express their displeasure with the city of London.

26-year-old American hurdler Kerron Clement, who won a gold medal our years ago in Beijing, was not pleased with the traffic delays and took to Twitter to vent his frustration:


Traffic can be frustrating, that’s for sure; but he does seem a little quick to criticize London for having traffic. Thousands upon thousands of people are arriving in London over the next 10 days;  a little traffic should be expected. The London Tube is preparing to carry its highest amount of commuter traffic ever— 4.5 million people each day during the games!

It appears as though once Kerron Clement arrived at Olympic village his feelings of disappointment had quickly dissipated, as he later tweeted:

The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said the following in a statement:

“It is day one of team arrivals. We have successfully completed a large number of bus journeys so far today, from the airport, to the village and the training venues. Whilst there may have been one or two journeys taking longer than planned, the vast majority were completed successfully.”


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